The fortified village of Kastro and the monastery of Chrysopighi are the most visited places, but Sifnos has many more assets.
Aghia Ekaterini
A pretty little chapel on the north shore of Kamares Bay. It's a popular stroll destination: it seems only accessible by boat, but there is a path, and it's even illuminated at night!
Aghii Anargyri
This beautiful church is built on the road connecting the port of Kamares to Apollonia, the capital of the island. Nestled in the shade of tall trees, it's an ideal place for a meditative break.
Agia Marina
A beautiful chapel that stands on the first slopes of the mountain facing the port of Kamares. It offers a superb view of the beach and the bay.
Agios Andreas
Ruins of a Mycenaean acropolis of the 13th century BC, on a hill that offers a breathtaking view. The archaeological site and its small museum are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays).
Agios Prokopis
A small chapel that stands on the road leading to Chrysopighi and Platis Ghialos. Nothing really extraordinary... except that, curiously, it opens on the landscape with large windows!
Agios Simeon
The forecourt of this ancient monastery perched above Kamares is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Sifnos. Don't hesitate to visit the church too, it's really magnificent!
The capital of Sifnos stands on the heights of the island, in the heart of a group of villages with rather fuzzy limits. Its picturesque central alley (nicknamed "steno" because it's quite narrow) is very lively in high season.
The tiny fishing port north of Sifnos, at the bottom of a picturesque bay. A small sandy beach, taverns on the waterfront, small grocery store, rooms for rent. No mobile network, total tranquility, the perfect place to disconnect from the world!
The most famous monastery of Sifnos, between the popular seaside resorts of Platis Ghialos and Faros. The beautiful beach of Apokofto and its taverns are just next door. The monastery and its church stand on a peninsula that offers exceptional views.
One of the most beautiful seaside resorts of Sifnos, at the bottom of a bay with crystal clear water. Some scenes of the movie "Nicostratos the Pelican", with Emir Kusturica, were shot here. Two nice sandy beaches, and others nearby, in a magnificent landscape.
The port of Sifnos, at the bottom of a bay facing west, sheltered from the north wind (meltemi). Very good restaurants, nice bars, a beautiful beach, spectacular scenery all around.
The ancient capital of Sifnos is the most picturesque village of the island. It stands on a hill overlooking the Chapel of the Seven Martyrs (Eptamartyres), one of the most photographed places in the Cyclades. Its alleys inlaid with ancient remains invite to romantic walks.
Platis Gialos
A very popular seaside destination, with a long sandy beach that is awarded each year the Blue Flag of the European Union. The beautiful beach is lined with restaurants, bars and hotels, if you like lively places, this is a great choice!
A tiny beach at the foot of the hill of Kastro. A small church, two taverns and crystal clear water in a picturesque rocky landscape.
One of the most beautiful seaside destinations of Sifnos, but also a perfect starting point for hikes in the wild areas of the island. On the beach, the Chapel of the Archangels (Taxiarches), built in the 16th century, is the setting for festivities in July, September and November.
The largest monastery of Sifnos, built in the 17th century, hosts the Museum of Ecclesiastical Art where are exposed incunabula, a Gospel of 1796, reliquaries, vestments, icons and many other objects of worship.
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